Kim Foxx

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Kim Foxx
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Cook County State's Attorney
Assumed office
December 1, 2016
Preceded byAnita Alvarez
Personal details
Kimberly M. Anderson[1]

April 1972 (age 46)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Kelley Foxx (m. 2001)
Alma materSouthern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Illinois University School of Law

Kimberly M. Foxx[2] (née Anderson; April 1972) is an American politician, currently serving as the State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois. As such she manages the nation's second largest prosecutor's office and oversees an office of over nearly 800 attorneys and 1,500 employees,. She was elected to this position on November 8, 2016. She is the second African American, after Cecil A. Partee, to hold this position.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Foxx was born in Chicago and grew up in the Cabrini-Green housing project on the Near-North side.[2] Raised by her mother and grandmother[2], Foxx attended Lincoln Park High School; graduating in 1990.[1] Foxx was previously chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Prior to that, she was an Assistant State's Attorney for Cook County. She received her undergraduate and law degree from Southern Illinois University and is a member of the board of Adler University.

Electoral history[edit]


Kim Foxx challenged incumbent Anita Alvarez in 2016, along with former federal and state prosecutor Donna More. On January 14, the Cook County Democratic Party endorsed Foxx for state's attorney.[4] She won the Democratic primary for state's attorney's race on March 15, 2016.

Democratic primary results, Cook County State's Attorney, 2016[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kim Foxx 645,738 58.3%
Democratic Anita Alvarez (Incumbent) 317,594 28.7%
Democratic Donna More 144,063 13.8%
Total votes 1,107,395 100.0%
General election results, Cook County State's Attorney, 2016[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kim Foxx 1,459,087 72.06%
Republican Christopher E.K. Pfannkuche 565,671 27.94%
Total votes 2,024,758 100.0%

Personal life[edit]

Foxx has been married to Kelley Foxx[2] since 2001 and together they have two daughters.[7]


  1. ^ a b 1988 Lincoln Park High School (Chicago, Illinois) - Yearbook
  2. ^ a b c d Kimberly M. Foxx - Cook County States Attorney
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  4. ^ Felsenthal, Carol (January 14, 2016). "As Expected, Cook County Democrats Endorse Foxx in Heated Race for State's Attorney", Chicago magazine. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Primary Election Cook County and The City of Chicago Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Combined Summary" (PDF). Cook County Clerk. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  6. ^ "General Election Cook County and The City of Chicago Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Combined Summary" (PDF). Cook County Clerk. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  7. ^ Chicago Reader - The criminal-justice crusade of Kim Foxx